As in the past, the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling (WCNRM) brought together scientists and stakeholders interested in mathematical and numerical modeling of renewable and exhaustible resources. The WCNRM provided a forum for exchanging ideas on modeling issues related to environmental and natural resources.
The WCNRM 2018 was co-organized by Resource Modeling Association and South China Agricultural University. Held on June 9-13, 2018 in Guangzhou, China, the theme of the conference was biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. The main aim of this theme was to look for socio- ecological solutions, especially in developing countries where economic growth and environmental quality are competing objectives. The conference focussed particular attention on biodiversity conservation, ecological resilience, management of the protected areas, and sustainable utilization of natural resources.
Please pass this on to any qualified students who may be interested. I have available two four-year funded PhD scholarships to work with me at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, on projects relating to modelling the Great Barrier Reef.
The projects are:
Biogeochemical modelling of tropical marine ecosystems in the context of climate change
Modelling plastic pollution in the Great Barrier Reef
You can find details on eligibility and how to apply at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__staging-2Daims.jcu.edu.au_phd-2Dscholarships_&d=DwIFaQ&c=JnBkUqWXzx2bz-3a05d47Q&r=i9cdSV9X63v0hyQ3WdvBxCvbzrElKqc2CZovMFXdkA0&m=m6a5wGxtb1yXaGRn8Bu2MvvKulLTF53nNEkp6cnMlhI&s=g5pAO6uhy7oKglFcdYPr7aEorqlWo-PVprBJ4CzoNWo&e=
In addition to the eligibility requirements, I am looking for students who have a strong quantitative background, some programming experience, and an interest in marine science. These are very well supported PhD scholarships and AIMS is a world-leader in tropical marine science and a great place to work. I'd be happy for students to contact me with any questions.
Dr Barbara Robson
Principal Research Scientist - Biogeochemical Modeller
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB 3 | Townsville MC QLD 4810 | Australia
Tel. (+61) 7 4753 4324 | Mob. (+61) 422 175 792
Under the Fisheries Act 1995, the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) is responsible for the stewardship, protection and conservation of Victoria’s fisheries resources and for ensuring that the management and use of these resources is effected in an objective, efficient and ecologically sustainable manner.
The VFA is seeking a suitably qualified supplier(s) to undertake scientific assessments of the blacklip and greenlip abalone commercial fisheries, which are important economic contributors to the Victorian community, with the commercial sector exporting approximately $20 million worth of product annually, and supporting a regional work force throughout the State.
An invitation to tender was released on the Tenders Victoria website on 1 September 2018, closing 30 November 2018. Please see attached link for your information: